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Marshal Joffre leaves for the front to take personal command of the Battle of the Somme (World War I, France vs. Germany)
Great footage from 1916 WWI Battle of Somme. CU heavy artillery guns fired. General Joffre. British troops on the front line. Fleeing refugees from Comble. Great footage of artillery supply.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives Producer: Gaumont Company Production Company: Mutual Pictures Audio/Visual: sound, color
Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0 Individual Files
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October 4, 2013
A marshall goes off to war, and there's some pageantry. Then some war footage... that's a HUGE gun. Some people get away, and then some scenes of lots and lots of bombs.